WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pew•ter /ˈpyutɚ/USA pronunciation
n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
adj. [before a noun]
- Metallurgya kind of metal in which tin is the chief constituent.
- utensils and vessels made of pewter.
- Metallurgymade of pewter.
(pyo̅o̅′tər),USA pronunciation n.
- Metallurgyany of various alloys in which tin is the chief constituent, originally one of tin and lead.
- a container or utensil made of such an alloy.
- such utensils collectively:a revival of interest in pewter.
- British Terms
- a cup awarded as a prize or trophy, as in a sporting event.
- See prize money (def. 2).
- Metallurgyconsisting or made of pewter:a pewter mug.
- Vulgar Latin *piltrum; perh. akin to spelter
- Middle French peutre
- Middle English pewtre 1325–75
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pewter /ˈpjuːtə/ n
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French peaultre, of obscure origin; related to Old Provençal peltre pewterˈpewterer n
- any of various alloys containing tin (80–90 per cent), lead (10–20 per cent), and sometimes small amounts of other metals, such as copper and antimony
- (as modifier): pewter ware, a pewter tankard
- plate or kitchen utensils made from pewter
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